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The historic town of Trondheim

Historic Bakklandet area, Trondheim Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Trondheim – the authentic town 

Trondheim is really worth a visit! – Beautifully located by the wide Trondheim fjord in mid Norway, with the tiny, historic Munkholmen island, authentic areas with wooden houses and a relaxing & friendly atmosphere.

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Nidelven river, Trondheim, Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Magic along the river

The scenic Nidelven river

cuts through the city, winding its way along the Nidarosdomen park and picturesque areas, with the historic, wooden wharf houses lining its sides towards the mouth at the Trondheim fjord, and the beautiful, wooden bridge “Gamle Bybro” crossing the river.


Bakklandet area, Trondheim Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Bakklandet, Trondheim

The historic Bakklandet area

– with picturesque, tiny, wooden houses. This idyllic neighbourhood on the east side of the Nidelva river features old timber buildings, originally the homes of the working class. Now restored, Bakklandet is a charming mixture of houses, shops and cafés.


Norway attractions - the Nidarosdomen cathedral in historic Trondheim. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Nidarosdomen cathedral

Nidarosdomen Cathedral

– Norway’s only cathedral! Centrally located in the city, surrounded by a beautiful park. The cathedral was built from 1070 and 1300, and is the world’s northernmost medieval cathedral.
You can read more about the Nidarosdomen cathedral here (external link)


Trondheim Norway, large wooden houses. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Large wooden buildings

Large wooden buildings 

such as the centrally located Royal residence Stiftsgaarden; the second largest wooden structure in Scandinavia, and the Singsaker student home, located at the hillside behind Bakklandet area


MORE TO SEE IN TRONDHEIM:

Trondheim Norway - Gamle bybro bridge. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

The bridge in Trondheim

The old bridge «Gamle Bybro» – a tiny, red painted wooden bridge crossing the Nidelven river, taking you to the authentic Bakklandet area. This unique historic bridge was completed in 1685


Norway, the historic Munkholmen island outside Trondheim. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Munkholmen island

The historic Munkholmen island – a tiny island with a great history, located just outside the city, with scheduled boat service from the pier, starting point by the indoor fish market Ravnkloa.
Read more about Munkholmen island (external link)


Ringve museum – a beautiful and interesting museum; Norway’s national museum for music and musical instruments, with collections from all over the world. Beautifully located at the Lade peninsula. Public transportation. Read more about Ringve museum (external link)
Sverresborg open air Folk Museum – public bus from the center
Solsiden area – a former shipyard area, now a popular area with open air restaurants and shops

Read more about Trondheim (external link)


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